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Clare O’Farrell’s blog on books, TV, films, Michel Foucault, universities etc. etc.

Religion for Atheists: A Non-Believer’s Guide to the Uses of Religion by Alain de Botton My rating: 4 of 5 stars [Secular society] expects that we will spontaneously find our way to the ideas that matter to us and give us weekends off for consumption and recreation. Like science, it privileges discovery. It associates repetition …

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The Good Book: A Secular Bible by A.C. Grayling A.C. Grayling The Good Book: A Secular Bible, New York: Walker & Company, 2011. AC Grayling is a British philosopher who forms part of an (un)holy trinity leading the British school of ‘new atheism’ along with Richard Dawkins and the recently deceased Christopher Hitchens. This loose …

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